This website monitors the 5G market, assessing progress towards EU policy goals such as the 5G Action Plan, the 5G Security Toolbox and the Digital Decade. We examine issues including 5G coverage; spectrum awards; adoption by new vertical industries like factories and agriculture; and public policies to stimulate 5G’s growth.

Our main focus is 5G in Europe, but we also examine major international markets like the USA, Japan, China and South Korea. Every quarter we produce a detailed report analysing recent developments.

Latest News in Europe

Three Austria launches standalone 5G home broadband services

The Austrian operator says it will use network slicing to offer 5G home broadband services in the country.

Vodafone Italy to cover 3 million homes with 5G home broadband by 2023

The mobile operator says its 5G FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) service is now available in 1,500 municipalities.

Report: Europe trailing its peers in 5G rollout

A new report suggests more policy action is needed to ensure the EU can meet its Digital Decade Goals.

Belgian regulator considers spectrum for private 5G networks

BIPT is consulting on a proposal to open up the 3.8-4.2 GHz band for 5G private networks.

Orange Belgium deploys Standalone 5G

Together with partners Ericsson, Nokia and Oracle, the mobile operator is deploying a 5G Standalone core network on a cloud-native architecture.

Tele2 Lithuania launches 5G

The service will use recently acquired spectrum from the country’s 5G auctions.

Spain and Portugal trial first 5G autonomous public transport

The 5G-driven public transport system had its first run crossing the Spanish-Portuguese border.

European operators pilot 5G holographic calls

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone Group teamed up with company Matsuko for a trial to make holographic calls employing 5G and edge computing.

Estonia and Latvia sign a coordination agreement for 3.6 GHz

The new cross-border agreement ensures better 5G coverage without interference.

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Latest News outside Europe

5G Observatory workshop scheduled for 20th October

The 5G Observatory will be holding its 4th Stakeholder Workshop online on Thursday, 20th October between 10:30 – 13:30.

Rakuten and NEC launch commercial Open RAN site on Virgin Media O2’s network

The deployment will take place in the Northamptonshire region.

Samsung to build private 5G network for the Korean government

The move is part of a government initiative to allow companies that aren’t telecom operators to build private 5G networks.

5G Observatory releases new July 2022 report

The 5G Observatory has published its latest report which gives readers an overview of 5G developments within the EU and internationally.

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